Incensed Over Tree Ordinance, Cutting



Not a return to the old village; not common sense; not economically responsible. This city council continues to march to its own drum, not its promises, building an ill-conceived cement entrance to Laguna and destroying all of our old growth trees.

The new view ordinance does not let a neighborhood decide or even be informed of a tree that has been targeted. On Thursday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. at the community center, 380 Third St., come get the next installment. Bluebird Canyon Rd. and Morningside Dr., down toward the tennis courts, about 30 beautiful eucalyptus that could not possibly block a view or break to hurt anyone are the subject of the next eradication plan.

Eucalyptus have held the ground waters and stopped soil erosion since artists came to Laguna by stagecoach to paint them. They withstand high winds and drought and provide a habitat for the joy of canyon animals and humans, where the air is better to breathe as their graceful limbs reach toward the blue sky.

The next execution is on its way. It seems an insane world Laguna is becoming. I’m almost taken back to the horror days of Vietnam.  My Lai … Calley said he had to destroy the village to save it.

Marni Magda, Laguna Beach


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